If you are looking for a festive and fun idea this holiday season, this Rudolph Grilled Cheese is it! Super easy to make and the kids will love it. Cozy up this Winter with this cheesy sandwich, some tomato soup, and sure why not turn on the classic movie, too.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer had a very shiny nose…and it’s a bright red tomato! The sweetness of Village Farms® Heavenly Villagio Marzano® tomatoes dances like sugar plum fairies inside this Rudolph grilled cheese, paired with a homemade tomato soup, for a comforting and festive meal to eat while watching the classic movie.
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Ever since I was little, I have always loved Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, and now my kids love it too. We have reindeer decorations, ornaments, and even pillows! Last year we had made some Red-Nose Reindeer Snacks, so this Christmas season we decided to make these yummy grilled cheese sandwiches with a twist!
Nutrition Tip: Lycopene is a phytonutrient that is found in tomatoes, and provides the body with a long list of benefits. Some of which are helping prevent cancer, protecting eye health, and lowering blood pressure.
The kids enjoyed making these with me. I did the cooking of the sandwiches but the kids assembled and decorated them. If they prefer different flavored cheese, go ahead and let them customize their sandwich.
Key Ingredients for these Rudolph Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
- Whole Wheat Bread
- Mozzarella Cheese
We kept this recipe pretty simple. But feel free to experiment with your favorite cheeses or other grilled cheese fillings. Although grilled cheese sandwiches aren’t considered the healthiest of meals, we can always add more nutritional value to our choices. That is why we chose whole wheat bread and loaded them up with tomatoes! And of course cheese is a great source of calcium.
How to make these Rudolph Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
First start by heating a skillet over medium high heat. Then butter one side of each slice of bread.
Add the whole wheat bread, butter-side-down, to the hot skillet. Add 1 slice of cheese and half of the tomato slices. Top with the other slice of bread, butter-side-up. Repeat with the other sandwich. Cook for about 2-3 minutes, or until golden brown. Flip and cook additional 2-3 minutes, or until the cheese melts.
Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
Next lay the remaining slice of cheese on cutting board. Use a bottle top or other small round object to cut out 4 circles.
Top grilled cheese with pretzels for antlers, cheese and olive slices for eyes, and tomato slice for nose.
Serve with tomato soup or a side salad for a complete meal!
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Rudolph Grilled Cheese
- 4 slices whole wheat bread
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 3 slices lowfat mozzarella cheese
- 4 plus 1 cut in half tomatoes, sliced lengthwise
- 2 pretzel twists
- 2 black olives sliced
- Heat skillet over medium heat. Butter one side of each slice of bread. Add bread, butter-side-down, to skillet. Add 1 slice of cheese and half of the tomato slices. Top with other slice of bread, butter-side-up. Repeat with other sandwich. Cook 2-3 minutes, or until golden brown. Flip and cook additional 2-3 minutes, or until cheese melts.
- Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
- Lay remaining slice of cheese on cutting board. Use a bottle top or other small round object to cut out 4 circles.
- Top grilled cheese with pretzels for antlers, cheese and olive slices for eyes, and tomato slice for nose.
- Serve with 1 cup tomato soup.